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Earthquake in Assam

On April 28, 2021, seven back-to-back earthquakes occurred in Assam and other north eastern states. The first shocks were of 6.4 magnitude. Later, the jolts were at 3.2 to 3.4 magnitude in Richter scale. Roads were cracked and buildings tilted in Sonitpur and Nagaon. The occurrence of earthquakes was confirmed by National Center for Seismology. ..

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Volcano erupts in Southern Caribbean

The La Sourfriere Volcano located on the eastern Caribbean island recently erupted after decades of inactivity. The volcano forced thousands in the surrounding villages to evacuate. About the Volcano The Volcano was dormant since 1979. It started showing signs of activity in December 2020. When the volcano erupted in 1979 it created 100 million USD ..

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Tajikistan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit Tajikistan on February 12, 2020. The tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh. The seismology department at first gave the epicentre as Amritsar because of software error later confirmed epicentre as Tajikistan. What is an Earthquake? Shaking of the surface of the Earth because of ..

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Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Big Island

The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii’s Big Island recently erupted after an Earthquake that struck the region. The epicentre of the earthquake was located beneath the Kilauea Volcano. About Kilauea Volcano The Kilauea volcano was last active in 2018 due to an earthquake. Mt Kilauea is the second youngest volcano of the Hawaiian hotspot. It is ..

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Where is the active volcano “Mount Semeru?”

Mount Seemeru is an active volcano located in East Java, Indonesia. The volcano is located in the subduction zone where the Indo-Australia plate subducts under the Eurasia plate. The Mount Semeru is a stratovolcano. Since 1818, around 55 eruptions have been recorded in Mt Semeru. It is an active volcano and has recently erupted. What ..

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